Donate to the Herberger Theater CenterArt inspires children. It builds a brighter future and makes a measurable impact on their lives. Your contribution to the Herberger Theater will help keep the arts alive for youth who may not have an opportunity to experience the arts. Envision a community where:
At-risk preschool age children participate in music, dance and visual art activities.
Homeless and abused teens create and experience the arts through a two-week theater camp.
Young audiences experience the magic of theater through school field trip performances.
Students learn through hands-on performance and arts education opportunities.
Now envision a community where all of these opportunities are a reality.
The Herberger Theater is the place where the audience meets the art and where educational and engaging arts experiences are available for youth. Our programs spark and stimulate imagination, encourage confidence and create possibilities to explore the arts. Experiences are provided through engagement, school field trip performances and outreach programs including Wolf Trap, Multicultural Theater Camp and the Arizona Young Artists’ Competition. What role will you play? With your support, these experiences will enrich the lives of approximately 3,800 at-risk and low-income youth in 2017.
Your gift will have a direct impact on youth reached through our outreach and engagement programs:
$10 Provide ticket for one student to attend a school field trip performance
$25 Snacks for 100 children during Wolf Trap field trips
$50 Supplies for one classroom of preschool children to create artwork for our summer exhibit
$150 Transportation for 40 children from low-income preschool to attend Wolf Trap field trip at the Herberger Theater
$250 Admission for one classroom of 25 students to attend a school show
$500 Fund two performance discoveries performances by local arts students
$850 Put an artist into a preschool or Head Start classroom for seven weeks as part of the Wolf Trap program
$1,000 Provide Arizona Young Artists’ Competition scholarship for one student (age 15-19)to further their education in the arts
$2,500 40 abused and neglected teens from group homes will be able to participate in theater camp for 10 days
$5,000 Sponsor a school field trip performance for 500 children
Make a Difference, Create an Impact, Change a Life!
Your gift will give preschoolers an opportunity to join in dance, visual and musical activities, making theater a welcoming and inviting place for them. Your gift will give abused teens a summer camp experience and healing opportunity to express their hurt through theater, dance and poetry… encouraging personal worth and belief that their dreams for a happy life are achievable.
Please make your tax-deductible contribution TODAY and help us continue to offer these important arts experiences for years to come. Click the Donate button to provide a magical experience and create a lasting impact!
Donate to the Theater Camp
The Theater Camp program is a collaboration between the Herberger Theater and Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona to heal young lives through the performing arts Abused, homeless and neglected teens, ages 14-17, living in group homes, shelters and residential treatment programs throughout Maricopa County have an opportunity to create and experience the arts through a two-week theater camp, June 19-30, 2017. The program culminates with an on stage performance created by the young campers.
The teens meet for five hours per day, five days per week during the two-week program. Guest artists and volunteers introduce them to a wide range of theater activities, including: improvisation, character development, costumes, props and technical components of theater. Theater Camp demonstrates the positive role the arts can play in the lives of young people and emphasizes the opportunities for at-risk youth that these teens may never experience.
The resulting performance is a very moving and powerful production. Youth express stories of surviving abuse, divorce, hunger, prison and being removed from their families using poetry, music, movement and storytelling. Audience members feel that the performance helps them to understand, not only the trauma that these young people have endured, but the strength that they possess.
The impact of this program is immense. The teens experience a sense of empowerment that comes from using a story that once hindered to educate and move an audience. By bringing teaching artists, volunteers and community members, youth feel connected, supported and are more easily able to engage in the program. The teens who participate in this program often experience a remarkable transformation.